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By Maggys

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should I take my winter cyclamen hanging basket into the green house in cold winter? have never had one before



Not sure what you mean by winter cyclamen, but I'll assume you mean the smaller version that's similar to the houseplant type. These are really only meant to look good up until about Christmas, if you're lucky, anyway, so people usually plant them in about September and 2/3 months later, they're past their best for this year. Given they've such a short bedding life, seems a bit of a pity to put them away every time it gets cold...

23 Oct, 2010


Also guessing what I call 'mini cyclamen' these are not hardy and should be kept frost free. We have somme of these in a polystyrene trough that is currently by the front porch. If the temperature looks like dropping below zero for a period they will be moved into the porch and should last for several years.

23 Oct, 2010


Must depend where you live - I've had mini cyclamen out planted in the garden since last autumn and most of them are flowering again now.

23 Oct, 2010


Yes well, your almost Mediteranean, Beattie, compared with us :-D. We could not consider them as a garden plant.

23 Oct, 2010


LOL - It's been somewhat windswept the last few days Bulbaholic. Have you had snow?

23 Oct, 2010


Not here, Beattie, though some of the Aberdeenshire GoYers have. Just cold and wet, nicer now though.

24 Oct, 2010

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